Pidgin 2.8.0 eating up CPU resources (Etan Reisner)

Harold F. Ayers Jr. hfayersjr at
Sat Jun 25 08:28:40 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 10:56:57AM -0400, Harold F. Ayers Jr wrote:

> >  I upgraded Pidgin to 2.8.0. I noticed (very fast) that the CPU resources
> >  with Pidgin 2.8.0 running around 50% where it normally was running less
> >  than 10%. I want to backoff to version 2.7.11 (I didn't keep the older
> >  release). Is there instructions for backing off, and where is the older
> >  release.
This is due to a change which negatively affects large IRC channels. 
This is being fixed for the next release.

The pidgin SourceForge page has download links for all the old versions.


Hello Etan, I was expecting a .1 release, not another .0. Upgrading as I 
type this message.

UPDATE: Upgrade went well, average CPU usage is now below 1.0, memory is 26k

Thanks to whoever fixed it.

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